Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Earthly Sounds

We've been rehearsing with Paul Whitty today, ably assisted by Shirley Pegna. 
It's the first time we've heard the recordings Paul, Shirley & Emma took a couple of weeks ago in a field near Thorverton - fascinating recordings of the vibrations of the earth, which today were played initially through speakers and then 'through' the double bass and headphones.  We were experimenting with all sorts of sounds on our instruments, recreating the sounds on the recordings.   We also tried combining all this with a bit of improvising on  Jackie Oates' beautiful singing of Devon folksongs.
It's been great fun and we're looking forward to more work on this piece in the near future.

Whilst we were practising/experimenting away in a studio upstairs at Exeter Phoenix, Simon Belshaw was down in the basement talking about his music and this project on Phonic fm.      
JH (Exeter Contemporary Sounds)

(Paul Whitty is composing a new piece 'Bury your love like treasure' for our tour 'Back there on Earth'.)

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